Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – April 28, 2020) – Quadro Resources Ltd. (TSXV: QRO) (“Quadro” or the “Company”) is pleased to provide an update on its projects in Newfoundland and Labrador and Ontario. During the past six months Quadro has added two significant properties to its portfolio, the Long Lake gold project in central Newfoundland and the Seagull Lake PGE property in western Ontario. These new additions, along with its Staghorn gold property in Newfoundland, gives Quadro exceptional exposure to two of the most exciting exploration regions in Canada which contain two of the most highly valued and in-demand commodities, gold, and platinum-palladium. Staged work programs are planned for both project areas once the present seasonal weather conditions are eased and field work can be carried out in a safe manner.
Victoria Lake Gold Project, Newfoundland and Labrador – Located in west-central Newfoundland, the project comprises the Staghorn property and the recently optioned Long Lake property (see Quadro’s press release dated November 28, 2019). Both properties cover portions of the auriferous Cape Ray Fault system which hosts a number of active gold exploration programs including Marathon Gold’s Valentine Lake deposits where an on-going drill programs is expanding on proven multi-million ounce gold resources (Proven and Probable Mineral Reserves of 1.87 Moz (41.05 Mt at 1.41 g/t Au). Measured and Indicated Mineral Resources, which are inclusive of the Mineral Reserves, are 3.09 Moz (54.9 Mt at 1.75 g/t Au). Additional Inferred Mineral Resources are 0.96 Moz (16.77 Mt at 1.78 g/t Au. Marathon Gold`s website). Mineralization hosted on adjacent and/or nearby properties is not necessarily indicative of mineralization hosted on the Company’s property.
Work will initially start on the Long Lake claims, located along the north boundary of Marathon Gold’s property. Highlights from this property include two areas of strong gold-in-tills (up to 4.53 g/t Au in heavy mineral concentrate) which have never been followed up. The recovered gold grains consist of mostly silt-sized pristine and modified grains which suggest that the samples were collected in close proximity to the source mineralization. An exploration program consisting of prospecting, geochemistry and excavator trenching is planned. Follow up drilling will commence shortly after.
The Staghorn project is located 30 km southwest of Marathon’s Valentine Lake deposits. Drill targets include the Ryan’s Hammer prospect, located in the northeast end of the property, where prospecting has uncovered numerous angular float of altered diorite containing high grade gold up to 32.15 g/t. Limited drilling has defined two gold rich horizons. The eastern zone was discovered by Benton Resources Inc. in 2015 (drill hole RH-15-01, azim/dip 340/-45) when they intersected 0.22 g/t Au over 42.6 m in altered diorite (see National Instrument-43-101 Technical Report on the Staghorn Gold Property, NL for Quadro Resources Ltd dated June 12, 2017, by Timothy Froude, P Geo) The eastern horizon located 600 meters across strike to the west was drilled by Quadro in 2018 (drill hole ST-18-01, azim/dip 278/-50) resulting in an intersection of 0.145 g/t Au over 50 m in a graphitic horizon. True widths of either zone are not known as there has been no follow-up drilling done on these zones.
A second target in this area is also slated for drill testing. The Marks Pond Au-in-Soil anomaly is defined as a strong 800 metre by 300 metre soil anomaly (up to 7,000 ppb Au) which is coincident with the northern edge of a diorite plug and the regionally significant Rogerson Lake conglomerate.
Seagull Lake PGE Project, Ontario – Quadro has an option to earn a 70% interest in 192 claim units covering the Seagull Lake Ultramafic Intrusion which hosts a number of PGE discoveries identified in drilling, trenching, and prospecting (see Quadro press release dated Feb 02, 2020). The property is located 1 hour north of the city of Thunder Bay in Northwest Ontario and 28 km north of the new copper, nickel, platinum, palladium discoveries of Rio Tinto and Magma Metals, now Panoramic Resources Ltd. The Impala Canada (formerly North American Palladium) Lac des Iles mine (published reserves of 73M tonnes @ 2.14g/t Pd. Panoramic Resources’ website), located 50 km northwest of the Seagull Lake property, is the only primary producing palladium mine in Canada. Mineralization hosted on adjacent and/or nearby properties is not necessarily indicative of mineralization hosted on the Company’s property.
The current palladium breakout is based on supply dynamics. Increasingly stringent global auto emission standards are driven to a large degree by climate change concerns for a carbon-free transportation sector. This will require increased, sustainable production of certain strategic minerals and commodities going forward to meet critical demand. Platinum-palladium and nickel are essential to the lifeline of the EV revolution. Lac des Iles Mine by Impala Platinum underscores the globally recognized significance of the PGE-rich Thunder Bay North region.
Prior to the Quadro/White Metal Resources Corp. option agreement, previous exploration work on the Seagull Intrusion had outlined different styles of PGE mineralization including the discovery of the Norilsk-type Cu-Ni-PGE-rich basal sulphide mineralization. Drill results, prior to 2001, include 3.6 g/t PGE, 0.34% Cu, 0.21% Ni over 2.1 meters, and 1.04 g/t PGE, 0.14% Cu, and 0.16% Ni over 16 meters. (After N Pettigrew, 2002) More recent drilling and resampling of historical drill holes by Platinum Group Metals (“PTM”) between 2001-2005 yielded some very encouraging grades of PGE. (See PTM news release dated 04/22/2005 and Table 1 below).
Table 1: Platinum Group Metals drill results including resampling of earlier drill core.
*it is not known if these drill hole intervals represent true widths and are therefore being treated as core length intersections.
Since acquisition, Quadro has initiated a compilation of the historic work and prioritized a number of PGE targets for drill testing. These include step-out holes to test continuity and extensions to the high grade discoveries identified in historic drilling and testing a PEM Off-Hole geophysical anomaly that was never properly tested in the previous drilling. The Company will also test a magnetic anomaly considered to be the feeder zone for the Seagull Intrusion and a possible source of the copper, nickel, PGE mineralization. Additional targets include the up-dip potential of the Lower Dunnite Reef Zone PGE mineralization. Compilation of the existing data base accumulated by the previous operators is in progress and additional PGE targets have been defined from the 3D Mag inversion data.
Quadro anticipates a robust program of drilling on both the Victoria Lake prospects and Seagull Lake project. Approximately 4000 meters is allocated for the initial stage one program. (2000 meters on each project area). This along with associated target definition and results’ compilation is anticipated to take 6 to 8 months with a follow-up stage two drill program to be carried out as results dictate.
Wayne Reid, P. Geo., VP Exploration for Quadro and a qualified person as defined in National Instrument 43-101, is responsible for this release and supervised the preparation of the information forming the basis for this release
QA/QC – Quadro implemented a quality control program on its drill programs at the Staghorn Project to ensure best practice in sampling and analysis. Quadro maintained strict quality assurance/quality control protocols including the systematic insertion of certified standard reference and blank materials into each sample batch. Analyses in this release were performed by Eastern Analytical of Springdale, NL with ISO 17025 accreditation. Samples were transported in sealed bags to Eastern and all samples were assayed using industry-standard assay techniques for gold. Gold was analyzed by a standard 30 gram fire assay with an AA finish.
The Seagull Lake historic drill information provided in Table 1 was taken from Platinum Group Metals press release which was compiled under the supervision of PTM’s qualified person at the time. Drill core samples from the Seagull Project were submitted by PTM to ALS-Chemex for analysis. Pt, Pd and Au analysis were conducted using standard fire assay analysis with an ICP-AES finish by ALS-Chemex on a 30 g charge. Reported Rh, Ir, Os, and Ru analysis were completed by Genalysis Laboratory Services of Australia, under contract to ALS-Chemex, by standard fire assay with nickel sulphide collection and an ICP-MS finish on a 30 g charge.
About Quadro Resources – Quadro is a publicly traded mineral exploration company. It is led by an experienced and successful management team and is focused on exploring for gold and PGE in North America. Quadro has approximately 40 million shares outstanding. The Company’s shares trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol “QRO”. Quadro owns a 100% interest in the Staghorn and Conche properties and has an option to earn a 100% interest in the Long Lake property in Newfoundland and an option to earn a 70% interest in the Seagull Lake property in Ontario.
On behalf of the board of directors,
Quadro Resources Ltd.
“T. Barry Coughlan”
President and CEO
“Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.” The information contained herein contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of applicable securities legislation. Forward-looking statements relate to information that is based on assumptions of management, forecasts of future results, and estimates of amounts not yet determinable. Any statements that express predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, assumptions or future events or performance are not statements of historical fact and may be “forward-looking statements.” Forward-looking statements are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events or results to differ from those reflected in the forward-looking statements. Investors are cautioned against attributing undue certainty to forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof and the Company does not assume any obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances. Actual events or results could differ materially from the Company’s expectations or projections.” For more information on the Company, interested parties should review the Company’s filings that are available at www.sedar.com.
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Stockify goes fully Digital, offers Mutual Funds and Dematerialization of shares
In a strategic move to expand its offerings and provide a comprehensive suite of financial services, Stockify, a leading platform for Unlisted and pre-IPO shares in India, has announced plans to venture into the Mutual Fund space.
This development comes as part of Stockify’s mission to assist High-Net Individuals (HNIs) and Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) in accessing various investment opportunities in India via the pre-IPO route and maximizing their wealth. The company is also set to facilitate the Dematerialization of Shares. (Conversion of Physical Share to DEMAT account.)
Founded by Piyush Jhunjhunwala (CA, CPA) and Co-Founded by Rahul Khatuwala (CA) both seasoned finance professionals with decades of experience in global conglomerates.
Stockify has already carved a niche for itself in the Indian Financial landscape. The platform primarily focuses on providing access to Blue-Chip Stocks before their listing on the Indian Stock Market (via the Pre IPO Route) enabling early investors to potentially achieve significant returns. While expressing the company’s intent behind expanding its services, Jhunjhunwala said, “Mutual Funds are the backbone of the Indian Equity market, and we believe it is important that NRI and retail investors in India can greatly benefit from our new offering and this will help them in creating long-term wealth.”
The recent announcement of Stockify entering the Mutual Funds market follows the company’s successful acquisition of a Mutual Fund license in the first quarter of 2023. Alongside Mutual Funds, Stockify intends to offer an array of other financial products, like Start-up Funding, fixed investment products like Bonds and Non-Convertible Debentures (NCDs) and Insurance-Linked Investments, in the coming months. Notably, Stockify plans to make all its products and services 100% accessible online, aligning with the Digital India vision of our beloved Prime Minster Mr. Narendra Modi.
Currently, Stockify boasts 70 Unlisted/pre-IPO companies on its platform, with in-depth research conducted on all of them as stated by Jhunjhunwala. It offers a simple online process where transactions can be completed online, and shares get transferred to the clients DEMAT account on the same day.
Stockify’s global presence was recently showcased at the Dubai Fintech Summit (DFS). The two-day event brought together over 5,000 C-suite leaders, 1,000-plus investors, and 150 speakers from around the world. Stockify was selected as one of the proud exhibitors at the summit, solidifying its position as one of the world’s largest providers of pre-IPO and Unlisted Stocks in India.
With its ambitious expansion plans and commitment to innovation, Stockify is set to continue revolutionizing the way investors access and engage with financial opportunities in India and beyond.
VerifyVASP Wins Hong Kong’s IFTA Fintech and Innovation Awards 2022/23: Regulatory Technology Award
VerifyVASP was awarded the Institute of Financial Technologists of Asia (IFTA) Fintech and Innovation Awards 2022/23 for Regulatory Technology. The awards exhibit the extraordinary achievements made by companies and individuals in the finance and technology industries.
The IFTA Awards, themed “Game Changers: The Rise of Next Gen Fintech”, celebrates ground-breaking ideas and technologies that are shaping the future of finance. The distinguished Guest of Honour presenting the IFTA awards was the Under Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury for Financial Services in the Hong Kong SAR, Mr. Joseph Ho-Lim Chan.
VerifyVASP has established itself as a comprehensive Travel Rule solution provider catering to Virtual Assets Service Providers (VASPs) worldwide. Its commitment to facilitating full compliance with Travel Rule regulations across multiple jurisdictions has earned it this prestigious recognition.
This accolade comes at an opportune time, as VerifyVASP supports the Hong Kong Virtual Asset Trading Platforms (VATPs) in adhering to the regulatory framework set forth by the Hong Kong Securities & Futures Commission, which came into effect on 1 June 2023. VATPs are granted a grace period till 1 January 2024 to ensure compliance with Travel Rule requirements.
The IFTA Fintech and Innovation Award underscores VerifyVASP’s capabilities, including:
- Facilitation of counterparty due diligence: VerifyVASP assists VASPs in counterparty due diligence before the first transaction, to stringent standards akin to that observed in correspondent banking. This is achieved through VerifyVASP’s own rigorous due diligence process, encompassing over 100 VASPs.
- Immediate and secure transmission: Leveraging a scalable architecture, VerifyVASP ensures immediate and secure transmission of required information, alongside verification of such information. To date, the platform has processed over 5 million transfers.
- Adherence to international data protection laws: VerifyVASP complies with international data protection law thanks to its decentralised, end to end encrypted architecture. This dedication to data security and privacy sets it apart in the industry.
- Asset agnostic: VerifyVASP’s capabilities extend to accommodating any type of virtual asset, having processed over 400 cryptocurrency variants on its platform.
- Integration of third-party screening solutions: VerifyVASP seamlessly integrates third-party solutions, allowing for efficient screening of originators or beneficiaries before blockchain transactions.
SOURCE VerifyVASP Pte Ltd
Nagad’s Digital Bank on cards, Sadaf to lead the side
Nagad, Bangladesh’s leading Mobile Financial Service (MFS) provider, is gearing up to establish the much-anticipated digital bank, as it is going to secure a licence from the Bangladesh Bank within a couple of months.
Sadaf Roksana, a co-founder and executive director of Nagad Ltd., has been entrusted with the responsibility of leading her company’s transformative venture that will bring greater convenience to the lives of millions of Bangladeshis, reducing their reliance on traditional brick-and-mortar banks.
The MFS provider earlier applied to secure a digital bank licence following the central bank’s call for applications through its website. The Bangladesh Bank also formulated necessary guidelines to widen and accelerate financial inclusion, which will also create jobs for young IT workers.
The world’s fastest mobile money carrier is going to venture into the digital banking era at a time when the financial landscape across the globe is fast evolving towards digitalisation, driven by technological advancements and changing consumer preferences.
Taking on the new assignment, Sadaf, a seasoned financial executive with a remarkable track record in the fintech industry, is poised to steer Nagad’s digital bank towards success. Once Nagad gets the digital bank licence, it will provide its consumers with innovative and convenient banking solutions.
“We are very excited that we are going to introduce digital banking services to the people of Bangladesh within a couple of months,” Sadaf said, adding, “This endeavour aligns perfectly with our vision of enhancing financial inclusion and ensuring easy access to all financial services also at affordable prices.”
Nagad is already well-equipped to launch a digital bank. It will start serving customers soon after getting the licence, Sadaf assured.
Under its digital banking platform, Nagad will introduce many new services, such as single-digit and collateral-free loans for small informal businesses and farmers who now are to take loans from moneylenders even at 40% interest rate per day, she pointed out.
“Thus, we will encourage them to come under financial inclusion, thus putting their money into the formal channel,” she expressed her optimism.
To assess one’s creditworthiness, Nagad has created an AI-based credit rating system that will analyse all transactions-related data available on public domains using one’s NID and mobile number, Sadaf Roksana added.
As Nagad goes ahead with its plans, all eyes will be on Sadaf Roksana and her team as they will embark on this exciting journey towards a more digitised and inclusive financial future for the country.
SOURCE Nagad Limited
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